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Elton John’s greatest hits, 45 years later

Elton John’s greatest hits, 45 years later

Yugan Sakthi, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

Monday, March 25 marked Sir Elton John’s 72nd birthday. In those years he has, by some measures, become the fifth best-selling artist of all time. He never truly left the spotlight, but with his biopic “Rocketman” in the making, the light shines anew on his life and music; to mark the occasion...

Pop legend Scott Walker dies at the age of 76

Pop legend Scott Walker dies at the age of 76

Matt Hooke, Development Editor

March 29, 2019

Scott Walker began his career as a teen icon and ended it as one of the foremost figures in experimental pop, influencing countless artists to expand their horizons. His record label 4AD announced Walker's death on Monday, March 25. He was 76. "I think he's probably been my idol since I was a k...

“Old Town Road” sparks debate over genres

“Old Town Road” sparks debate over genres

Chris Heermann, Social Media Editor

March 29, 2019

On Dec. 2, musician Lil Nas X released his single “Old Town Road,” and the music game changed forever. Lil Nas X (born Montero Hill) is an up-and-coming musician from Atlanta. He dropped out of college in the spring of 2018 to follow his passion for creating music. He is at the forefront of th...

Are we living in the golden era of comic book adaptations?

Are we living in the golden era of comic book adaptations?

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

While recent changes to the Disney-Netflix relationship have caused the cancellation of shows “Jessica Jones” and “Luke Cage,” the imminent arrival of a Disney-owned streaming service promises a replacement lineup in the near future. Meanwhile, films like “Captain Marvel” are doing exceedingly...

Places to go clothes shopping near CWRU

Places to go clothes shopping near CWRU

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

March 29, 2019

Clothes shopping is rough when you’re short. While online shopping is convenient, returning packages because you didn’t read that the inseam on a pair of jeans is 30 inches, isn’t. If you’re looking for an excuse to get off campus, embrace your capitalist side and go shopping this weekend. ...

Netflix show explores stalking, relationships

Netflix show explores stalking, relationships

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

March 29, 2019

It’s been four months since the last episode of “You” premiered on Netflix, and I finally finished it. Although I’m a little behind, and thus had multiple friends spoil the ending, I thoroughly enjoyed the show and would recommend it to anyone who hasn’t watched it yet. “You” stars a gr...

Playlist of the Week – 29 March 2019

Playlist of the Week – 29 March 2019

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

March 29, 2019

Even though spring break was only two weeks ago, it feels like it’s been a month since we’ve had a break. It’s hard being on campus when all you want is to be anywhere else. As we count down the days until the end of the semester—it’s 41 days, by the way—enjoy these songs about the lows (and...

Taiwanese game “Devotion” removed from Steam

Taiwanese game “Devotion” removed from Steam

David Chang, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019

In the horror game “Devotion,” a father character kills his daughter in a bath of snakes, but it was Winnie the Pooh that ultimately caused the game to be taken off Steam. “Devotion” walks the player through a first-person perspective of a delusional screenwriter who develops cult-like belief...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry – Column 7

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry – Column 7

Dave Lucas, Poet

March 22, 2019

“Rhymes can make sense of the world in a way that regular speech can’t.” Hip hop mogul Jay-Z (Sean Carter) says it better than I can. It’s no coincidence that someone who built a career in rhymes argues so persuasively about the persuasive force of rhyme. “Think about it,” he wr...

The hogwash over Peppa Pig

The hogwash over Peppa Pig

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

March 22, 2019

When “Peppa Pig” was released in China, it quickly became a hit with children. Surprisingly, it also became a hit with teenagers, who began to use the British cartoon to subvert mainstream values. How did a pig-ture perfect children’s TV show become such a controversial subject in China? ...

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